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A Million-Dollar Adventure

This week has been an exciting one at the home office—Tami White, our fourth million-dollar achiever came into town to celebrate her accomplishment!

Tami and her mother, Sharon, arrived on Wednesday, checked into the hotel, and then headed to the home office, where Tami was greeted in the atrium by home office employees, cheering and honoring her. We presented her witha bouquet of flowers, a $10,000 check, and a home office visit designed just for her, including visits with photographers and illustrators and making a video. Wednesday night Tami and her mother had dinner with some CT members.

Thursday, I got to spend much of the day with Tami and Sharon, stamping and visiting and just getting to know them even better. What a pleasure! I was worried initially that the stamping project (an album commemorating Tami’s visit) I had planned wouldn’t take very much time, and so I had some other projects on hand, just in case. I should have known better! We didn’t even get the album done—we spent so much time just talking.

For lunch, we went to Fraiche at Brick Canvas, and took a quick tour, then they headed off for the afternoon activity. Originally, we had planned for her to go paragliding with Sara. . . people who know Tami know she loves adventure and isn’t afraid of anything! But the wind picked up and the paragliding adventure was cancelled.

Although Tami was disappointed, she was a good sport, and we offered her a few other options. She chose to go to Miller Motorsport Park, where she and a group of Stampin’ Up! employees went zip lining and karting. And I understand we’re not talking simply go carts here; Miller Sportspark has one of the top kart courses in the country, and I heard it was pretty exciting!

We ended the day with Tami and her mother, Sara and Sean, and Sterling and me enjoying dinner together. We had planned dinner at kind of a high-end place in town, but during the day we decided to do Thai instead. We called around and got some recommendation and ended up at a place that had lots of character (the cushions on the hardwood benches were baby crib bumpers!), but the food was tasty and the company was fabulous!

I love these million-dollar visits, and was thrilled to have Tami spend a couple of days with us. As I chatted with her at the home office, she kept saying, “Wow, I’m so overwhelmed.” She has worked hard to accomplish this goal, and we were so excited to celebrate this accomplishment with her.

Congratulations, Tami!

 

 

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Reader Comments (12)

Wow Shelli, it looks like the home office treated Tami right! She deserves it! I am glad to see you up and about!
November 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTerri Takashige
I love how stampin up honours it's demonstrators and employees and I hope you feel how proud we are to work alongside this wonderful company. Well done Tami, what an amazing acheivement!!!
November 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Last
I'm almost halfway there! I think it's great how you really roll the red carpet out in such a personal way. Hope you're feeling better, Shelli. You're looking great!
November 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn & the dog
WOW! I am impressed with both the accomplishment of Tami and of your recognition of her. Do these blessed achievers get to stamp with you, in your home stamp space? If so, even more wow!
Congratulations, Tami! Way to work hard!
Glad you were up to this, Shelli. Continued best wishes and prayers for you and for Liam and his family. (I think everyone would appreciate an update on Liam. Perhaps a guest post by your daughter, if it is not emotional for her. Sure miss her blog. - But completely understand and respect her desire for privacy.)
November 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentershh
Shelli, I love the antique's that we see in the background of you photo's, maybe someday when you are feeling better, you could give us a tour, and show us how you repurpose them, they all look so wonderful,
November 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJudi McCord
Wow! I saw you, Tami, just days before you left. I knew you were excited to go and I knew WHY you were going, but I had no idea that the Red Carpet would be laid out like this!!! Well done my friend! Congratulations!!!
November 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTina
Congrats to Tami!!! Great to see you doing so well to Shelli.
November 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMary
What a WONDERFUL time for Tami - a big congrats to her and what a huge honor - and Shelli it is so wonderful to see you up and about again :-)
November 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Wills
This and all your wonderful stories and ideas make me proud I resigned up to do this business under such a great woman. Both you and Shelli inspire me to do great things!
November 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRosemarie Phelps
Congrats to Tami! What an amazing celebration for a tremendous milestone! Shelli - I'm glad you were up to the event, and that Tami's mom got to experience that with her!
Way to go! Hugs - Dianna
November 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDianna Richards
Congratulations, Tami! You are so beautiful, and I can't help but smile when I see your bright smile in these photos. How nice that you were recognized in such wonderful ways by your SU! family! And Kudos to Shelli and SU! staff and employees for the many ways you honor and recognize your demonstrators.
So proud to be a part of this wonderful community! I LOVE THIS JOB...so much that is really doesn't feel like a job most of the time!
November 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMary Knabe
Shelli - so glad you got to spend some time with Tami and her mom. I bet they were absolutely thrilled that you felt up to it. What a wonderful celebration of such hard work!
November 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa S

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